Tag: Regain

Taphos – Demo MMXVI & 7″ EP MMXVII Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. On Demo MMXVI & 7″ EP MMXVII, a collection of their first two releases, Denmark’s Taphos is hitting the ground running not by attempting to do anything really

Engulfed – Engulfed In Obscurity Review

With a musical style that has been around as long as death metal, the most common case is that a band’s influences are worn on their sleeves like so many vest patches, with musicians incapable

Marduk – Iron Dawn Review

Riding quite the wave of success since being joined on vocals a few albums ago by Mortuus of Funeral Mist fame, Marduk thought now was good a time as any to push out some new

Arckanum – Sviga Læ Review

Ever since the release of last year’s ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ, I have not been able to stop listening to Arckanum. Although I’m quite fond of Shamaatae’s (Arckanum’s only member) earlier albums, I immediately thought ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ would be

Ragnarok – Collectors Of The King Review

originally written by Chris McDonald Ragnarok has been churning out quality traditional black metal albums from Norway for the better part of fifteen years, yet elevation into the greater pantheon of Norwegian projects has eluded

Grave – Burial Ground Review

originally written by Erik Thomas I’ve been struggling with this review for a few weeks now.  Why? Well because I love Grave; their debut ranks close to Entombed’s Left Hand Path and Dismember’s Like An Ever Flowing Stream as far as Swedish

Setherial – Ekpyrosis Review

originally written by Erik Thomas Much like other 2010 black metal releases by the likes of Necronomicon, Thulcandra, Ragnarok, Nyseius and even respected veterans like Dark Funeral and 1349, the sixth studio album from Sweden’s Setherial isn’t going to change the face

Trident – World Destruction Review

Ignoring the more epic connotations that go with naming their band after Poseidon’s weapon of choice, Sweden’s Trident instead employ the form of thrash- and death-influenced black metal currently saturating the scene. Debut World Destruction